Holy Ghost Church Committees

Worship Committees
Rev. Clifton Bishop, Pastor

  • Basics in Faith Program – Led by the Pastor, a study of the Catholic faith is undertaken.

  • Liturgy Committee – In collaboration with the Pastor, liturgies are planned.

  • Special Ministers of the Eucharist – Parishioners assist in distributing the Eucharist at Masses and take Communion to parish members that are homebound, in nursing homes or in hospitals.

  • Lectors/Commentators – Proclaim the Word at daily and weekend Masses. Copies of the readings and commentaries are provided. Training is provided.

  • Altar Servers – Students assist at the weekend Masses. Adults serve at the morning Masses and at funerals. Training is provided.

  • Choir – The choir sings at the 10:00AM Mass each Sunday from September through June. They also enhance the liturgies for all major Holy Day celebrations. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM. All are encouraged to participate. Reading music is not a requirement and there is no audition.

  • Ushers – Seat parishioners and visitors and take up the collection at Masses.

  • Greeters – Welcome parishioners and visitors to the church and distribute the bulletin.

  • B.V.M. Sodality – This women’s group meets six times a year. Members attend an 8:00AM weekday Mass, recite the rosary after Mass and then have a brief meeting in Msgr. Billinger Hall. Members sponsor two bake sales a year.

  • Parish Prayer List– Anyone in need of prayers for a special intention, sickness, emergency, grief support, medical problem, family problem, job loss, etc. can have the prayers of many people of our parish praying for them. With a phone call to the Rectory, their name will be placed on our prayer list.

  • Religious Education Classes for Students– C.C.D. religious education for students in grades 1 through 8 attending non-catholic school is held on Sunday morning from 9:00AM to 10:00AM (September to May) in Magnificat Hall. Students deliver flowers and other favors to shut-ins.


Liturgical Environment Committee
  • – Parishioners assist in thematically decorating the interior of the church for liturgies based on the seasons, solemnities and feast days.

  • Scheduler– Maintains a roster of lectors, commentators, Special Ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and coordinates schedules of these groups for all the liturgies.



Social Activities Committees

  • Parish Activities Committee -- The Parish Activities Committee plans and coordinates various fundraising activities throughout the year. New members are always welcome.

  • Prime Time Seniors – Membership is open to parishioners and non-parishioners age 55 and older. This group meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1:00PM in Msgr. Billinger Hall. A brief meeting is held, followed by refreshments, games, entertainment or other activity.

  • Noodle Makers – Participants gather at 8:45AM in Msgr. Billinger Hall on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No experience is necessary. Training is provided.

  • Pierogie Makers – Pierogies are made several times a year. No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Assistance is needed with organizing order requests, making and bagging the pierogies, preparing orders for pick-up and helping with clean-up.



Parish Outreach Committees

  • Welcoming Committee – Individual contact with new parishioners is made to provide them with information about the parish and activities available.

  • Bereavement Ministry – A parish out-reach program to assist those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. Participants are trained through the Diocese. (Under development)

Kitchen and Social Hall

  • Food Preparation for Special Events – Volunteers help prepare food for special occasions.

  • Kitchen Helpers – Parishioners assist in serving food and help clean up at special events.

  • Pastry Makers –Volunteers are asked to bake for church events.

Building and Grounds

  • Church Clean Team –Parishioners assist in the cleaning of the church.

  • Garden Club –Volunteers help plant and maintain the flowers beds on parish grounds.